Bob James - Once Upon A Time: The Lost 1965 New York Studio Sessions



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Numbered, Limited Edition 180g Vinyl LP!
First-Ever Official Archival Release Of Previously Unissued Music!
Mastered by Bernie Grundman & Pressed at RTI!

Previously unreleased studio recordings captured at Wollman Auditorium in NYC in 1965. It features Bob James in two different trio settings, one from early 1965 with bassist Larry Rockwell and drummer Robert (Cleve) Pozar, and one from October 1965 with bassist Bill Woods and drummer Omar Clay performing a mix of jazz standards and original compositions.


  • Numbered, Limited Edition First Pressing of 5,000
  • 180g Vinyl
  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Pressed at RTI
  • Never before released
  • Recorded by Resonance founder & co-president George Klabin in 1965 at Wollman Auditorium in New York City
  • Sound restoration by George Klabin & Fran Gala
  • Deluxe Gatefold
  • Extensive insert with rare photos by Tom Copi, essay by Mark Stryker, interviews with James, Bob Pozar, pianist Makoto Ozone & more


Bob James piano
Larry Rockwell bass (Side One)
Bill Woods bass (Side Two)
Robert Pozar drums (Side One)
Omar Clay drums (Side Two)


Side One - January 20, 1965

  1. Serenata
  2. Once Upon A Time
  3. Lateef Minor 7th
  4. Variations

Side Two - October 9, 1965

  1. Airegin
  2. Indian Summer
  3. Solar
  4. Long Forgotten Blues

Additional Information

Record Label Resonance Records
Music Genre Jazz